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‘Tis The Season

“Are you ready for Christmas?” What the hell does that mean? What a season. Sure, we sing Christmas tunes. And things sparkle. For the religious, there’s the whole Jesus thing, which is probably satisfying. But. Over twenty years in a … Continue reading

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For Those In Need of Yoga

I had dinner with some politicians on Friday. It was more fun than it sounds. I am so unpolitical that when a man came over to our table to shake my hand and say he’d heard me speak before, I… Continue reading

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Yoga Laughs

Things that make me laugh: The way we all think our form of yoga is the best yoga ever. I am the worst culprit that ever lived. Kundalini rules! The way I’m afraid to go back to an old class,… Continue reading

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Fantasy Yoga Class

This morning I’m dreaming about a fantasy yoga class. Here’s what mine looks like:First, it’s Kundalini yoga. I’m smitten. What can I say. The class includes the following people: 1. Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, the great whirling dervish Kundalini yogini. (She can… Continue reading

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Summer Highlights

Sometime during the last hour, I touched my heels in Camel Pose. First time ever. There should be fireworks going off somewhere. This is absolutely one of the finest moments of the summer for me.Here are others: 2.Two of my brothers… Continue reading

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Learning What My Body Wants

I paddled flat water kayak and war canoe competitively when I was young. It involved training two or three times each day during the summer, and strength training all winter. What I remember about our summer workouts was one minute… Continue reading

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Yoga Was Weird Once, Too

Yoga’s come a long way, baby. When my mother took yoga classes 40 years ago, she was weird. She was dabbling in something cultish, Eastern (as if that didn’t say it all), nutty-seedy vegetarian and bound to zip down a… Continue reading

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Modern Yoga Wisdom

If I were writing my own version of the Yoga Sutra (a 2,000-year old guide for the practice of yoga), I would include this bit of wisdom: In your practice, some asanas will elicit such panicky resistance from your body… Continue reading

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Yoga Al Fresco 2

Following twice daily practices outside this weekend and last (blame the Kundalini fever), I have a few more observations on the differences between indoor and outdoor practice.1. Some asanas are transformed by moving outside. Shoulderstand done indoors is a horror… Continue reading

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A Change of Scenery

During summer, my practice moves outside two or three days every week. My lovely man and I spend long weekends at our cabin on an island in Northern Ontario. This means that my practice is either free-form or follows a… Continue reading

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